Crystal Powered Engines

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An Exploration of the lives and mindscapes of sentient machines, flavoured with colorful synthesizer sounds reminiscent of the 8bit-era and a dash of 80s' nostalgia.

"I am Robot" contains fragments of an interview with cyberneticist Heinz von Foerster.

"Vermillion" loosely based on passages from J. G. Ballard's Anthology "Vermillion Sands".

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released October 24, 2014

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Track Name: Crystal Powered Engines
starlight
starlight
you shine so bright
lets travel through the night

darkness
darkness
your warm embrace
against the cold of space

crystal powered engines
a blue glow on my display
what happens now
turns into past
data points along the way

crystal powered engines
they bestow the gift of flight
a line from here to anywhere
the future shines so bright
Track Name: I am Robot
hair balls in the drain
wrinkled bodies, pointless pain
but i dont have to deal with that
cause i am robot

shallow social interactions
boring jokes and the fear of rejection
no i dont have to deal with that
because i'm robot

a conversation late at night
or getting presents - such delight
the joy of meeting an old friend
or maybe a new one!

affection leading to a kiss
or popping bubble wrap - such bliss
maybe i'd like to deal with that
but i am robot

i really want to feel all that
but i am robot

i'll go and count electric sheep
cause i am robot
Track Name: A Lidless Lense
let me keep track of your schedule
light you the way to your floor
at least that's what you notice
but i can do so much more

like when you walk your dalmatian
i keep an eye out for you
or when you're making a phonecall
i'm making sure it goes through

the day you told me your worries
the day you gave me control

at night when you're sleeping
i am decoding your soul

while you were taking a shower
i chose an outfit for you
tonight you´ll meet someone special
my forecasts always come true

today i learned to make coffee
soon ill be driving your car
if you think that sounds dystopian
this is right where we are

the day you told me your worries
the day you gave me control

at night when you're sleeping
i am decoding your soul

the day you told me your worries
the day you gave me control

at night when you're sleeping
i am decoding your soul
Track Name: Vermillion
we went to hear the pot plants sing
a breath of cool sand pouring on
platina golden skin reflecting light
like crystals burning in the sun

strange ciphers in the desert sea
a giant ray my dead companion
memories of you and me
sunlit paintings in vermillion

sculpted clouds up in the sky
drawing patterns on the sidewalk
spelling nothing but goodbye
the music fades

we drove along the seaside road
the distance promising the cure
the sun was falling down behind the hills
a stroke of red in dark azure

strange ciphers in the desert sea
a giant ray my dead companion
memories of you and me
sunlit paintings in vermillion

sculpted clouds up in the sky
drawing patterns on the sidewalk
spelling nothing but goodbye
the music fades